For Fort Kent's Austin Theriault, his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series was good enough for a 15th place finish. Not bad for a 20-year-old racing on a track he had never raced on.

Veteran driver Sam Hornish Jr. won the race held at Iowa Speedway. Young Ryan Blaney finished second and another veteran Regan Smith was third.

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Theriault, driving Dale Earnhardt Jr's #5 car started the race in the #17 spot. He spent some time in the top 10, climbing as high as 8th. After the final pit stop, with about 30 laps to go, Theriault fell to 15th and finished in that spot.

He will drive the Earnhardt car at Loudon, NH and in Kentucky later in the summer.

 

Check out the final results...

POS  Car #  Driver  Make  Start Pos.  Laps  Laps Led  + / -  Change in points standings since last race.
1 54 Sam Hornish Jr Toyota 2 250 166
2 22 Ryan Blaney Ford 1 250 81 -2 
3 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 4 250 0 0
4 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 6 250 0 0
5 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 8 250 0 0
6 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 7 250 0 0
7 20 Michael McDowell Toyota 3 250 3 0
8 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 13 250 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 16 250 0 -1 
10 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 9 250 0
11 42 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet 5 250 0
12 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 10 250 0 0
13 60 Chris Buescher Ford 11 250 0 0
14 31 Chase Pistone Chevrolet 12 250 0 0
15 5 Austin Theriault Chevrolet 17 250 0 0
16 16 Ryan Reed Ford 15 250 0 -2 
17 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 18 250 0
18 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge 24 250 0
19 99 James Buesche Toyota 14 249 0 0
20 98 Ryan Gifford Ford 23 248 0 0
21 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford 22 248 0 0
22 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 28 246 0
23 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 25 245 0 0
24 14 Eric McClure Toyota 32 245 0 -1 
25 40 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 30 245 0 0
26 44 Hal Martin Toyota 27 243 0 0
27 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 29 242 0 0
28 93 Carl Long Dodge 35 235 0
29 84 Chad Boat Chevrolet 20 227 0 -1 
30 33 Cale Conley Chevrolet 21 224 0 -6 
31 19 Mike Bliss Toyota 19 220 0 -2 
32 55 Caleb Roark Chevrolet 38 175 0 0
33 23 Carlos Contreras Chevrolet 37 138 0 -2 
34 87 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 36 131 0 0
35 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge 31 80 0 0
36 76 Tommy Joe Martins Ford 34 63 0
37 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 33 44 0
38 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 40 8 0 -2 
39 10 Jeff Green Toyota 26 3 0
40 46 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 39 3 0